The Help (2011)

The Help Synopsis

Based on one of the most talked about books in years and a #1 New York Times best-selling phenomenon, “The Help” stars Emma Stone (“Easy A”) as Skeeter, Academy Award®–nominated Viola Davis (“Doubt”) as Aibileen and Octavia Spencer as Minny—three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s, who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. From their improbable alliance a remarkable sisterhood emerges, instilling all of them with the courage to transcend the lines that define them, and the realization that sometimes those lines are made to be crossed—even if it means bringing everyone in town face-to-face with the changing times.

Deeply moving, filled with poignancy, humor and hope, “The Help” is a timeless and universal story about the ability to create change.

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2012 Academy Awards Winners!

2012 Academy Awards Winners!

The Artist takes Best Picture! Check out the full list of winners of The 84th Academy Awards inside.
2012 BAFTA Awards Winners

2012 BAFTA Awards Winners

The Artist wins seven awards including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actor for Jean Dujardin.
18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Winners

18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Winners

The Help takes home three awards. Take a look at all of the winners of the 2011 SAG winners!
84th Annual Academy Awards Nominations!

84th Annual Academy Awards Nominations!

Hugo leads the pack with 11 nominations, and The Artist is close behind with 10 nominations, including nods in the five main categories.
2012 BAFTA Awards Nominations

2012 BAFTA Awards Nominations

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts nominate The Artist, Drive, The Help among others.
2012 Writers Guild Awards Nominations

2012 Writers Guild Awards Nominations

50/50, Bridesmaids, Young Adult and Midnight in Paris are up for Best Original Screenplay, while Breaking Bad, Game of Thorns, and Boardwalk Empire lead TV.
23rd Annual Producers Guild Awards Nominations

23rd Annual Producers Guild Awards Nominations

The Artist, Bridesmaids, and The Descendants are among the top movie nominees, while Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, and Mad Men top the TV nominees.
EXCLUSIVE: Kathryn Stockett Talks The Help Blu-ray

EXCLUSIVE: Kathryn Stockett Talks The Help Blu-ray

The author of this best-selling novel offers insight into the story behind the movie, available on Blu-ray and DVD now.
EXCLUSIVE: Tate Taylor Talks The Help Blu-ray

EXCLUSIVE: Tate Taylor Talks The Help Blu-ray

Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, and Emma Stone headline this hit drama, on Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday, December 6th.
The Help Blu-ray and DVD Debut December 6th

The Help Blu-ray and DVD Debut December 6th

Emma Stone, Viola Davis, and Octavia Spencer star in this heartfelt drama about a woman who develops a relationship with her maid in the 1960s.
BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Will Abduction Kidnap the Top Box Office Spot?

BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Will Abduction Kidnap the Top Box Office Spot?

Or will Moneyball hit a home run with audiences this weekend?
BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: The Lion King Tops the Box Office with $29.3 Million

BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: The Lion King Tops the Box Office with $29.3 Million

Drive takes third place with $11 million while Straw Dogs takes fifth place with just $5 million.
BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Will Drive Speed Towards the First Place Finish Line?

BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Will Drive Speed Towards the First Place Finish Line?

Or can The Lion King 3D claw its way to the top this weekend?
BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: The Help Wins the Holiday Weekend with $19 Million

BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: The Help Wins the Holiday Weekend with $19 Million

The Emma Stone drama wins its third weekend in a row at the box office, beating out The Debt, Apollo 18, and Shark Night 3D over the four-day weekend.
BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Can The Help Take the Top Spot Four Weeks Out?

BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Can The Help Take the Top Spot Four Weeks Out?

Or will a NASA cover-up and a couple of hungry sharks get in the way this Labor Day Weekend?
BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: The Help Repeats Atop the Box Office with $14.3 Million

BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: The Help Repeats Atop the Box Office with $14.3 Million

Columbiana finishes in second place with $10.3 million and Don't Be Afraid of the Dark takes third place with $8.6 million.
BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Can The Help Take the Crown Again?

BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Can The Help Take the Crown Again?

Or will Don't Be Afraid of the Dark scare up enough audience members to reign as this weekend's champ?
BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: The Help Takes $20.4 Million

BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: The Help Takes $20.4 Million

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World takes third place with $12 million while Fright Night takes sixth place with $7.9 million.
BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Will The Help Win This Very Crowded Weekend?

BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Will The Help Win This Very Crowded Weekend?

Or will Conan the Barbarian and Fright Night fight it out for that coveted number one spot at the box office?
BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: Rise of the Planet of the Apes Takes the Weekend with $27.5 Million

BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: Rise of the Planet of the Apes Takes the Weekend with $27.5 Million

The Help falls just short in second place with $25.5 million while Final Destination 5 takes in $18.4 million.
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